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Ministry-With coming to Michigan

The General Board of Global Ministries is sponsoring a series of regional workshops with a focus on how to start, grow and sustain authentic, transformational ministries with the poor. Cass Community Church and Social Services is one of the “cutting edge” ministries selected to host one of these practical, hands-on experiential training events.

The Detroit based workshop, held May 6-7, centers on job creation using community resources and volunteers. The theology of work and the development of self-sustaining jobs will be explored alongside the history of Cass Community Social Services. Training will be held at 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit.

Register at  www.casscommunity.org (Upcoming Events). Registration fee is $100. Space is limited so register early. Suggested lodging at Marriott at the Renaissance Center with rates from $179 per night.

Other workshops in the series:

Theressa Hoover UMC/Better Community Development Inc.,  Little Rock, AR  72204. September 27-29. Focus:
Engaging your community – Faith/Asset Based Community Development – Addiction and Recovering Ministry – Early Intervention, Prevention, Supportive and Transitional Housing for Healing and Recovery – Housing Development. Register at www.bcdinc.org.

Glide UMC, San Francisco. October 14-18. Focus: Enacting a Ministry of Unconditional Love and Acceptance – Building the Beloved Community – Embracing and Experiencing Those Who Are Not Like Us – Living Out this Spirituality – Board Development. Registration TBA.


Church for All People UMC/Community Development for All People
, Columbus, Ohio. October 24-26. Focus: Creating a Racially Diverse/Income Diverse Congregation – Diverse and Welcoming Worship to Strengthen Your Community – Launching Outreach Programs that Use Local Assets to Address Community Concerns – Engaging Partners that Support and Sustain Your Ministries – Housing Development. Register at www.4allpeople.org  (under Events).